Having an employee-centric approach to your workforce is essential for 2023. This helps attract and retain employees as The Great Resignation continues.
Current and potential employees want an engaging experience working with your company. This includes strong relationships with managers and opportunities to upskill.
Offering what employees are looking for encourages them to work for your organization. This keeps your company moving forward.
Implement these tips to maintain an employee-centric approach to your workforce.
Prioritize the Employee Experience
Gartner’s HR Top Priorities 2023 showed that 47% of HR leaders cited employee experience as a top priority for the year. Each milestone, from a candidate’s first impression of your company to the employee’s last day with your organization, provides necessary experiences.
Many employees share their experiences in employer reviews. Most job seekers read employer reviews when deciding whether to apply for jobs or accept a job offer from a company. As a result, the employee experience detailed in your employer reviews impacts your employee attraction and retention rates.
You can prioritize the employee experience by having an employee-centric approach to your workforce. For instance, offer flexible hours and benefits to fit each employee’s needs and lifestyle. Also, take a holistic approach to your employees’ physical, mental, and emotional health. Plus, share your company’s core values to attract employees with similar values who will carry them out as they fulfill their duties and responsibilities.
Encourage Employee-Manager Relationships
Remind managers to build authentic, empathetic relationships with their employees. This is especially important for employees who work remotely or hybrid.
You can encourage employee-manager relationships by providing managers with training and resources to enhance their interpersonal skills. This helps managers have more effective one-on-ones with their employees.
Ensure managers focus on employee well-being, development, expectations, and results while regularly checking in with employees. This increases engagement, productivity, and retention. It also decreases employee burnout.
Promote clear communication, honesty, and vulnerability to build trust between managers and employees. Respecting boundaries, upholding commitments, and enforcing accountability also support this objective.
Emphasize the importance of managers recognizing and rewarding employee contributions and results. Expressing appreciation shows that employees are valued and respected members of your workforce. This elevates job satisfaction, employee morale, and the bottom line.
Upskill Your Employees
Employees with clear career paths within an organization will likely remain long-term. This is especially important during The Great Resignation. Because it is harder to find qualified talent, the time and money required for recruiting are increasing.
You can elevate your employee retention rates by offering opportunities to upskill. Developing relevant hard and soft skills helps prepare your workforce for the future.
Tailor the upskilling opportunities to each employee and role. Consider the employee’s skills, their preferred learning method, and the best way to share information and resources.
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